Construction of Wills and Trusts

If the intended recipient of a charitable bequest can no longer be identified, an executor or trustee will often commence a cy pres proceeding in the Surrogate’s Court to determine the appropriate recipient of the funds. In our latest entry, Eric Penzer discusses a decision in the context of a cy pres application, focusing on the standing of a possible alternative recipient of the subject bequest to participate in the proceeding.
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In a prior post, Robert Harper explained the law on the disposition of human remains in New York. This week he follows up on that topic, discussing a recent Nassau County Supreme Court decision, Matter of Grace D. There, the court addressed a disagreement among the decedent’s family members as to the disposition of her remains.
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